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Flap Over Dianne Feinstein Lecturing Children in Viral Video
Congress
Flap Over Dianne Feinstein Lecturing Children in Viral Video

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s debate with a group of school children over climate change policy, captured in a video that went viral late Friday, underscored tensions brewing within the Democratic Party between its restive liberal activists and more... Read More

Twin Son a Citizen: Judge
Immigration
Twin Son a Citizen: Judge
2019-02-24 14:08:49
by Twin Son a Citizen: Judge

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has decided that a twin son of a binational gay couple, who was denied U.S. citizenship because he does not share a blood relationship with his American father, has been a U.S. citizen ... Read More

New York Has Prepared Paul Manafort Charges if Trump Pardons Him
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New York Has Prepared Paul Manafort Charges if Trump Pardons Him

NEW YORK — New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential pardon. Read More

Manafort ‘Brazenly’ Broke the Law, Mueller Tells Judge
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Manafort ‘Brazenly’ Broke the Law, Mueller Tells Judge

WASHINGTON –– Special counsel Robert Mueller told the judge in Washington who’ll soon sentence Paul Manafort that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman “repeatedly and brazenly violated the law” and that his prison term should take into... Read More

Guaido Joins Concert as Venezuelans Demand Aid and Maduro Digs In
Venezuela
Guaido Joins Concert as Venezuelans Demand Aid and Maduro Digs In

CUCUTA, Colombia — As Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido joined hundreds of thousands of people on this far-flung border town on Friday to demand that leader Nicolas Maduro allow humanitarian aid into... Read More

Democrat McCready Kicks Off Campaign in NC’s 9th District, a Day After New Vote Ordered
Elections
Democrat McCready Kicks Off Campaign in NC’s 9th District, a Day After New Vote Ordered

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The new campaign in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District kicked off Friday with a rally by Democrat Dan McCready, hints from several would-be GOP candidates and silence from Republican... Read More

Trump Says He’ll Nominate Kelly Craft as UN Ambassador
Foreign Affairs
Trump Says He’ll Nominate Kelly Craft as UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he intends to nominate Kelly Craft to be his ambassador to the United Nations, filling a marquee diplomatic post that’s been vacant since the end of 2018. Read More

At Pope Francis’ Sex Abuse Summit, American Cardinal Offers Plan for Bishops to Police Each Other
Catholic Church
At Pope Francis’ Sex Abuse Summit, American Cardinal Offers Plan for Bishops to Police Each Other

VATICAN CITY — The lone U.S. bishop scheduled to address Pope Francis’ global summit on clergy sex abuse on Friday called for members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy to police each other’s behavior and offered... Read More

Washington on Alert for Mueller Report but Uncertainty Surrounds What Happens Next
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Washington on Alert for Mueller Report but Uncertainty Surrounds What Happens Next

WASHINGTON — Over nearly two years, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has operated like a prosecutorial submarine, abruptly surfacing without warning to release indictments or announce guilty pleas and then... Read More

Congress to Subpoena Full Mueller Report if Barr Withholds Parts, Blumenthal Says
Congress
Congress to Subpoena Full Mueller Report if Barr Withholds Parts, Blumenthal Says

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress will subpoena the full report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III if the Justice Department only discloses certain parts of it, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday. Read More

Las Vegas Gets Hit With Second Snowstorm in a Week. What Are the Odds?
Climate
Las Vegas Gets Hit With Second Snowstorm in a Week. What Are the Odds?

LAS VEGAS — They started arriving at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign as the first big snowflakes began to fall Wednesday night — landing softly and slowly turning the green artificial turf around it to white. Read More

One House Republican Joined Democrats to Stop Trump’s Border Wall National Emergency
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One House Republican Joined Democrats to Stop Trump’s Border Wall National Emergency

WASHINGTON — About an hour before an announced deadline for original co-sponsors on a Democratic-led effort to disapprove of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security, one Republican had signed on. Read More

NC State Board Votes for New Election in 9th District After GOP Candidate Calls for New Race
Elections
NC State Board Votes for New Election in 9th District After GOP Candidate Calls for New Race

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a stunning reversal by Republican candidate Mark Harris, North Carolina election officials Thursday unanimously ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District, which has gained national attention as the last unresolved House race for... Read More

Son of NC GOP Candidate Warned Father About Operative at Center of Disputed Election
Elections
Son of NC GOP Candidate Warned Father About Operative at Center of Disputed Election

RALEIGH, N.C. — Contradicting his father’s previous denials, the son of Republican Mark Harris testified Wednesday that he told the candidate multiple times that he had concerns about the political operative hired to run an absentee ballot campaign in ... Read More

Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened the rights of Americans to fight police seizures of vehicles and property, ruling the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “excessive fines” applies to states and localities, not just the federal government. Read More

Oakland Diocese Sat on Secret of Five Priests’ Abuse of Kids for Years
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Oakland Diocese Sat on Secret of Five Priests’ Abuse of Kids for Years

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Diocese of Oakland this week named 45 priests accused of sexually abusing children, the list mostly acknowledged clergymen already notorious through dozens of legal cases and news reports over the years. Read More

Coast Guard Officer Accused of Plotting to Kill Democratic Politicians, TV News Personalities
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Coast Guard Officer Accused of Plotting to Kill Democratic Politicians, TV News Personalities

WASHINGTON — A Coast Guard lieutenant living in a Washington suburb stockpiled weapons and plotted to kill prominent liberal politicians and television news personalities, federal prosecutors said. Read More

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Goes From Victim to Accused Liar
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‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Goes From Victim to Accused Liar

CHICAGO — In little more than three weeks, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett went from a sympathetic victim of a racist, anti-gay attack to an accused liar whose allegedly staged assault further roiled divisions across the country. Read More

What to Watch at China's Biggest Meeting of the Year
China
What to Watch at China's Biggest Meeting of the Year

HONG KONG — Some 3,000 of the most powerful officials in China are preparing for the annual parliamentary pageantry known as the National People’s Congress. Although it’s China’s main legislature, the ruling... Read More

How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws
Supreme Court
How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court announced said Tuesday that it would not consider a defamation case involving Bill Cosby. But the announcement came with a twist: Justice Clarence Thomas used the appeal... Read More

Bracing for the Wall in the Rio Grande Valley
Immigration
Bracing for the Wall in the Rio Grande Valley

February 20, 2019 By Jeremy Schwartz MISSION, Texas — Just after 6:30 a.m., under a cold drizzle and black morning sky, Father Roy Snipes pulls the cord of an old bell and calls the faithful to Mass. Inside the peeling... Read More

Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Harsh Instagram Post
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Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Harsh Instagram Post

WASHINGTON — As a provocative Republican operative and former adviser to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone has always described his political strategy as “attack, attack, attack.” Read More

US-Saudi Nuclear Talks Prompt Deeper Probe by House Democrats
Congress
US-Saudi Nuclear Talks Prompt Deeper Probe by House Democrats

WASHINGTON — A House committee is deepening its investigation into what it describes as ongoing White House efforts to “rush” the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, a move some... Read More

Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Translated the Mood of the Moment and Saved Chanel, Dies
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Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Translated the Mood of the Moment and Saved Chanel, Dies

Karl Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel from a faded fashion empire into a world power of style, has died. He was about 85. Lagerfeld, who also designed the Chloe collection, Fendi furs and his own brand-name... Read More

It Just Snowed in Vegas and Likely Will Again This Week
Climate
It Just Snowed in Vegas and Likely Will Again This Week

LAS VEGAS — They weren’t exactly deploying the snowplows onto the Las Vegas Strip and they weren’t shoveling out the entrances to the casinos, either. But, still, it snowed in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Read More

Roger Stone Apologizes for Posting Photo of Judge Featuring Crosshairs Symbol
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Roger Stone Apologizes for Posting Photo of Judge Featuring Crosshairs Symbol

This dirty trick backfired spectacularly. Roger Stone apologized to the federal judge overseeing his criminal case Monday after twice blasting her as an “Obama appointed” partisan and posting and deleting a photo of... Read More

New Details of ‘Unlawful Ballot Scheme’ Emerge at NC’s 9th District Hearing
Elections
New Details of ‘Unlawful Ballot Scheme’ Emerge at NC’s 9th District Hearing

RALEIGH, N.C. — The stepdaughter of a Bladen County political operative detailed how she said his ballot harvesting operation worked on the first day of the state board’s hearing Monday into voting irregularities in the... Read More

Teenage Boy Killed by Chicago Police in ‘Armed Confrontation’
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Teenage Boy Killed by Chicago Police in ‘Armed Confrontation’

CHICAGO –– A 17-year-old boy shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday night on the West Side died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Read More

Gates Says Taxing Capital Gains Is the Best Way to Tap Big Fortunes
Federal Budget
Gates Says Taxing Capital Gains Is the Best Way to Tap Big Fortunes

WASHINGTON –– Bill Gates is concerned about the high budget deficits being run by the U.S., and said if taxes are ultimately increased to make up the shortfall, then it’s appropriate for wealthy people to pay much higher taxes. Read More

Anthony Weiner Released from Prison Early, Back in New York
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Anthony Weiner Released from Prison Early, Back in New York

NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner is out of the slammer and back in New York. The disgraced ex-congressman and former mayoral candidate was released from federal prison in Massachusetts and is now in a re-entry... Read More

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